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Old August 1st, 2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Adding a new gun just because

Well, I feel like adding a gun to my collection and I really have no reason for doing so other than I want one. I have really been eyeballing the XDs9 and the Glock 26. I know I have plenty of compacts and subs (see signature) but I really enjoy those sized guns. I'm working with a $600 cap and was wondering which one you'd choose and possibly why.

I like the reliability and good reputation but they have never just felt 100% comfy in my hands. I handled a gen4 G26 today and it did feel better without any of the grips added to it. I guess I've been spoiled with the the thin grips on my Rugers and the ergos of my M&Ps. The XDs9 really appeals to me but I've never had a grip safety pistol.

I know it's up to me in the end. Anyway, feel free to throw some ideas and opinions my way, please. Thanks.
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I am about to add one as well but only because my sis needs cash and I wouldn't mind owning another .357 wheel gun S&W 6 in revolver in stainless.

My mantra is you can't own too many firearms.
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Old August 1st, 2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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Texas, I like your Mantra!
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Old August 1st, 2013, 05:32 PM   #4
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Since you already have a shield, the XDs would be a duplicate. Perhaps the G27 (so you have get a conversion barrel and have a .40 and a 9).

I like the G27. Shoots smooth and is very accurate. I don't like the G22 or G23. They are rough to shoot (for me) and, IMO, don't handle the .40 round very well at all.
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The XDS is an excellent weapon. I had the 45. Only thing I would have done different in design is to tame the aggressive grips. Traded it for a Ruger Redhawk in 45 Colt. Don't/won't own a Glock so can't help you there.
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Old August 1st, 2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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xds .45 is my go to cc... I sold 3 cc pistols after I purchased this gun, they were no longer needed.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 03:18 AM   #7
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All of your current guns are NON-GLOCKS. The Glock is a fine gun, but it has a different grip angle to any other gun. If you shoot slow repeat rounds at the range, it's no issue. If your body is use to the M&P and Ruger grip angle (which is standard to almost every other modern handgun on earth (all based off the Colt 1911 angle), the Glocks will ALL point high. The grip angle is "flatter", swept more to the rear. So when you grip the gun with your eyes closed, when you open your eyes, the front sight (and muzzle) will be noticeably higher.

If you must switch to a 3rd brand, and all else equal, I'd buy the XDs.

That said, I'm a HUGE proponent of keeping similar function and ergos in all my guns, so I'm all M&P now. If I were to buy another gun simply to add to my collection, it would be my "missing" 1911. Just because everyone should have one... LOL.

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Old August 2nd, 2013, 04:35 AM   #8
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I have to admit that the XDs9 did feel great in hand. Plus, I removed the thumb safety from my M&P9c last night so I do feel better about it now. I may just go for the XDs9 since that gun is my favorite size. I might get used to the grip safety seeing how it really is a non-factor when drawing versus the thumbs safety on my LC9 & Shield.
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I prefer the loaded breach indicator on the xds over my m&p. If its in your pocket or holster you can run your finger across the top of the slide and know if you have to rack your slide when you draw. I only keep one in the chamber based on the situation so this is a key feature for my CC. I sold my glock so quick i couldnt tell you if it had an indicator/peep hole or not, I hated that pistol.
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I agree with JeffWard. The grip angle on the Glock can mess you up. While the sub-compacts don’t exhibit the change as much due to the smaller grip size, you will have an acclimation period when going between Glock and everything else, even with the grip insert adjustment. I have a Gen 3 G23 that I was kind of forced to get due to a previous work situation. It offered versatility in being able to switch between 40 and 9 with conversion barrels but the grip angle plagued me. I finally had to send it to Robar to have fixed so that I could be consistent. Now it’s serviceable. Many make this switch without much impact, but I have too many muscle memory years with a 1911.

It also sounds like you are not settled on anything other than a new gun. Just playing devil’s advocate….. I appreciate the appeal of a new gun is nice, but when I’m lucky to amass extra funds, I try to force myself to step back and take a look at accessories that can add value to multiple platforms. $600 can buy a lot of impacting accessories for your current platforms. After the death of my original TRL-2, I picked up the TRL-2 HL that can be used on multiple guns. There’s something appealing about a 630 Lumen light/laser combo, and you can find them in the $260 range. Or, perhaps even a long gun since the guns you are considering are similar to the ones you have?
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I prefer the loaded breach indicator on the xds over my m&p. If its in your pocket or holster you can run your finger across the top of the slide and know if you have to rack your slide when you draw. I only keep one in the chamber based on the situation so this is a key feature for my CC. I sold my glock so quick i couldnt tell you if it had an indicator/peep hole or not, I hated that pistol.
I have a loaded chamber indicator on ALL of my guns.

If I own it... it's loaded.

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Old August 2nd, 2013, 07:17 AM   #12
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..I have really been eyeballing the XDs9 and the Glock 26.
Of those two options, I'd suggest the 26. I have two of them and they're one of the most versatile handguns in the world imo. The MP9C is right up there with it, and the XDs may be as well; but I've had nothing but great things to say about my G26's for years now.





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...the appeal of a new gun is nice, but when Iím lucky to amass extra funds, I try to force myself to step back and take a look at accessories that can add value to multiple platforms. $600 can buy a lot of impacting accessories for your current platforms...
VERY good advice imo. Making one of your current guns 'better' may be better (more practical and more gratifying both) than adding a new gun would. Holsters, spare mags, lights, grips, ammo, etc. If you can find a good training class for that money with one of your existing guns, you might enjoy it more (and be objectively better off) than by adding another gun. I've got more guns than I know what to do with, yet it seems like I'm always jonesing for another holster, more mags or something.
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Update: I went to the store today at lunch and handled both weapons side-by-side. I want to like the G26 grip, but I can't. I ended up with the XDs9 and I can't wait to shoot it. The fit and finish on this gun is unbelievable. I like the night sights and the grip is perfect. I just love these size pistols for some reason.

Great input from everyone....I appreciate it.
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